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he will let out a set of goals including creating manufacturing jobs and investing in tte economy with the morning -- money we are using no longer for afghanistan.iraq and voters will face a choice between two different visions for the future. the president was to deliver tonight's speech at bankamerica stadium outdoors. convention organizers moved outside after forecasters warned pf possible thunderstorms. obama is set to takk the ssage in a bit. they are a bit behind schedule tonight. the vice president is running a it has been an impassioned coliseum in ears and othhrs up
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and cheering. let us listen as the vice president finishes foo us this eveninn. >> you are the one -- the reason why we are still better positioned than any country in the world to lead the 21st century. you never quit on america. you deserve a president who will never quit on you. our republican upon a chance -- our republican opponentt are wrong about this -- america is not in decline. i have news forrgovernor romney and congressman ryan --
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gentleman, it never makes senne. it has never been a good bet to bet against the american people. never. my fellow americans, america is coming back. we are not going back. we have no intention of downsizing the american dream. never. neverra good bet. ladies and gentleman, in a moment we will hear from a man whose whole life is a testament to the power of that dream. and whose presidency is the best hope tt secure that dream for
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our children. we see a future -- do we see a future where everyone does their part and has a part? a future where we depend more on clean energy from home and less on oil from abroad. where we are number one in the world again in college graduation. where we promote the private sector, not the privilege sector. a future where women control their own choice as, their destiny, and their own health care. ladies and gentleman, barack and i see a future. it is in our dna where no one is
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forced to live in the shadows of intolerance. folks, we see a future where america leads not only by the example of our power by the power of our eeample. where we bring ouu troops from afghanistan as we did not rally from iraq. a future where we fulfill the only truly sacred obligation we have is a nation -- to prepare those who we sent for war and care for them when we come home
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for war -- from war. tonight, i want to acknowledge -- as we should every night -- the incredible debt we owe to the families of thooe 6473 fallen angels and those 49,746 wounded, thousands critically. thousands, who will need our help for the rest of their lives. folls, we must never forget their sacrifice and always keep them in our care and our prayers. my fellow americans, we now find
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ourselves at the hinge of history. the direction return is not decoratively -- not piguratively, but literally in your hands. it has been aatruly great honor to serve you and to serve with barack, who has always stood up foo you in the past four yearr. i have seen him tested. p know his fate. i also know the incredible confident he has in all of you. i know this man. yes, the work of rrcovery is not yet complete, but we are on our way. the journey of hope is not yet finished, but we are on our way. the cause of change is not fully accomplishedd i say to you tonight -- with
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absolute confidence -- america oppose the best days are ahead. yes, we are on our way -- america's best days are ahead. yes, we are on our way. in light of that horizon, the values that define us, for the ideals that inspire us, there is only one choice. that choice is to move forward. ffnish the job. reelect president barack obama. god bless you all, and main god protect our roops. god bless you. thank you. thank you. ♪ ♪ >> do you remember --
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his wife.resident joe biden and the crowd is fired up and ready. it was quite a last 45 minutes. joe biden going across the political spectrum and reminding people barack obama can lead this nation if given four more yeers to complete the task. off script and a little bit long. tonight, they are only slightly over. in a matter of minutes we will have a video presentation to introduce the president double last seven minutes. there may be a little surprised committee comes. then, the president of united states will address us all and
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make his case for why he deserves four more years in complete the task, and right the ship. our congressional correspondent is live in the skybox. the vice president that this place fired up and ready for joe. >> you can see why the obama campaign loves joe biden. he is prone to go over times. he delivers the terms -- in term s of hit a lot of points that fire of people in this hall and presumably across the country. >> he did mention repeatedly the fact that the republican presidential nominee did not discuss the troops overseas, dii
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that has been a talking point for the democrats since the -pconvention began. >> that is correct. you heard him reference barack obama as the commander in chief. he talked as a person who was in the oval office with president obama when tough decisions came what do we do about getting osama bin laden? there are risks involved with that mission. he talked about the automotive industry, which was crumbling before our eyes. president obama had to make a decision about how to handle it. he gave a personal testimonials about the guy in the room with the president of the united statee and his decisive leadership when tested by huge events that were taking place before our eyes. >> the vice president has been known as unemotional man. it is interesting the way this
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room one from jubilation to quiet to tears and back to jubilation in a matter of minutes. >> he touched every a mmtion. he paid tribute to the fallen troops. you could heer a pin drop in the room. he raised them to their fate by talking about another four years of barack obama's leadership. he was put in for nomination by his son. you ould see tears streaming down joe biden face. a proud moment, a son putting his father's name for the nomination. >> they have been introducing each speaker with a video presentation. -pthe one for the vice president by bentonite took us through his middle-class upbringing and reminded the nation that joe biden comes on a place in the middle. he continued to tell people in
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this room is we have to build this nation from the middle.are- >> he was famous for taking the train every night from washington to delaware to be wwth his family, suggesting he insider.become a washington%- he was with his family every night. he talks about being joe from clinton, pennsylvania. he is a slap people on the back kind of guy. a friendly, relaxed guy who has the ability to connect with people. he referred to the president by his first name, barack. that is his style. warm and able to connect with people in a lot of different ways. >> what can we expect from the video that will set of the appearance from the president attacked it will be somewhat
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bbographical, talking about his family, the four years we have been through with him as president, somm of the challennes he has faced. trying to close the transaction for another four years of barack obama's leadership. this convention has played out%+ with a variety of games -- the first city tried to reconnect the american people with her husband. former president bill clinton trying to address any dissatisfaction the american people may be feeling in terms of saying that the problems were so big facing this country that no other president could have solved them in a few years. tonight, it is up this president -- to this president to close the deal. >> we got a release from the obama-biting campaign. they say the president will ask the country to rally around a
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set of concrete goals. it says an achievable plan that will create jobs, expand opportunity, strength in the middle class, and deliver concrete results in several industries. what he has to do is sell himself for another four years. many on his base have been unhappy with his policies. some in the middle hhve been as well. making the case tonight is a tall order. >> it was four years ago when the theme for hope and change. fading obama posters in theout rooms of young people who are unable to find jobs. there has been concern on the democratic side about trying to jolt enthusiasm to reenergize the base to make sure young people who came out in huge
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numbers in -- four years ago do the same this time around. we expect the president to try to reignite that enthusiasm as he lays out what he would do for the next four years. >> thank you very much. there will be a video introducing the president. it is beginning now. let us watch. ♪ >> we have been through a lot together. we have known tough times before. ♪ what carries us hrough and
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helps us indoor -- endure? what are the qualities so a sent to to us and the leaders who+ have occupied this office? >> heedid some things knowing they would not be popular in the short run that would lay the foundation for the country. no other country in the world would give up the capacity to manufacture car is. >> do not rescue the automobile industry. ittwas ovvrwhelming. >> a country in the midst of a financial crisis that no one knew the depths of the challenges that were coming. he had a sense. >> my parents came out of the they knew what it was like for people not to have work. we all understand work as something more than just aa
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paycheck. it is what gives you dignity, a sense of purpose. >> he says, you have to work together and come up. you have to modernize the automobile industry. >> everyone said, it will never work. >> 80,000 more people working in before the three construction was passed. >> we have gone from an economy that was shedding jobs to one ttat is consistent in creating jobs at all sectors. every night he is up until 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning with his back of briefing books. he reads the letters he gets from people from america. they are some of the most that he gets that keeps him grounded. anyone who has kids knows what
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you do your kids still think -pthey are theemost important people in the world. he is the last person to be asked, how was your day, dad? he is an afterthought. >> he never starts in the best political decision herr? but will help s the most? never. >> he was not going to back out because it got hard. just because it did not poll well. thaa has never been who e is and it is not how he will ever govern this country. >> when my mom got cancer, she was not a wealthy woman. if train all of her resources. >> watching your mother died is something that could have been prevented. that is a tough thing to deal with. >> the reason he pushed ahead is
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that health care costs have gon+ up three times tte rate of inflation. this is a huge economic issue. we spend 17.5% of our income on health care among hundreds of thousands of dollars -- opening up that kind of bill.- with someeody sending her that with a straight face. that understanding of that kind of eality for millions of americans drove him to make sure that this legislation that passed. it takes a conscience effort to stay connected with what is going on in people's lives. >> this was a matter of principle for him. he ran on it. he did it. was going to do it.%- >> new hire the president to make the calls when no one else can do it.
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-- you hire the president to make the calls when no one else can do it. he had to decide. that is one thing george bush said that is right -- the president is the decider in chief. >> we are 50% sure that bin%+ laden was in that compound. i had 100% confidence in our >> i sat in that room with him when we were getting feeds on what was going on at the time. he sat there, resolute, concerned, just watching. they got him. confirm him -- confirm it. he xplained to everyone the next day in the cabinet oom what happened. he has a backbone like a ramrod. >> good evening. tonight, i can report to the
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american people and to the world -- >> he took the harder and the more honorable path and the one that produced the best result. when i saw what had happened, i thought to myself, i hope that is the call i would have made. it was the right thing to do.3 with every new beginnnng, every homecoming, every step forward, we remember who we are. >> what is allowing this economy to heal and get us mmving again is the resilieece of the american people. we do not quit. they do not give up.%+ -- they do not quit. they do not give up.
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partly because of families, the sense of community, pride in this country. they kkep going. ♪ that is the incredible gift that back to me in this job. >> thank you very much. tonight, honored and so proud to introduce the love of my life, the father of our two girls, and the president of the united states of america, barack obama.
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> thank you.%+
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thank you. thank you. thank you very much. -- thank you so much. thank you. [chant four more years. thank you. thank you some months. thank you very much, everybody. -- thank you so much. thank you very much, everybody. thank you. michelle, i love you so much.
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but unita ago, everybody was reminded just what a lucky man i am -- a few nights ago, everybody was reminded just what a lucky man i am. we are sosahasha, proud f you. yes, you do have to go to school in the morning. joe iden, d y forrbeing the very best vice-president -- thank you for being the very best present i could ever hope for and being a smart and loyal friend. -i accept your nomination for
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president of the united states. president of the united states. now, the first time i addressed this convention in 2004, i was a younger mmn. a senate candidate from illinois who spoke about hope, not blind optimist them, not ishful thinking but hole in the face of difficulty. hope in the face of uncertainty. that dogged faith in the future+ which has pushed this nation
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for, even when the odds are grace -- great and when the road is long. eight years later, that hope has been tested by the cost offwar, by one of the worst economic crises in history and by political gridlock that has left us wondering if it iss possible to tackle the trip -- challenges of our economy. i know campaigns can same small or silly sometimes. trivial things become big series issues become sound bites. the truth is buried under n avalanche of money an advertisement. if you are sick of hearing approve this messagee believe me, so i am. when all is said and done, when
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-pyou pick up that ballot to vo, you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. over theenext few years, big decisions will be made in washington on jobs, the economy, taxes, and deficits. -penergy, education, war and peace. decisions that will have a huge impact on our lives and on our children's lives for decades to come. on every issue, the choice you face will not just be betteen two candidates or parties. it will be a choice between two different paths for america. between two fundamentallyy different visions for the future. ours is a fight to restore tte valuee that built the largest middle-class and the strongest economy the world has ever known.
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the values my grandfather pefended as a soldier in patton's army, that drove my grandmother to work on a bomber assembly line while he was gone. they knew they were part of something larger. a nation that triumphed ovee fascism and depression. were the most innovative businesses turned out the world's greatest products. everyone shared in the pride and success from the corner office my grandparents were given the chance to go to college by their --, buy their home, and befell the basic bargain at the heart of america's story. the promise that hard work will pay off, responsibility will be rewarded, eeeryone gets a fair shot. everyone does their fair share. everyone plays by the same rules from wall street to d.c.
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i ran for ppesident because i saw that basic bargain slipping away. i begannmy career helping people in the shadow of a steel mill when too many good jobs were starting to move overseas. by 2008, we had seen nearly a decade in which families trouble with cost that kept rising but paychecks that did not. folks racking up more debt to make the mortgage, pay tuition, put gas in the car, who on the collapsed in the greats recession, millions of innocent americans lost their jobs, homes, like savings. a tragedy from which we are still fighting to recover. our friends down in tampa at the republican convvntion where more
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than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america. they did not have much to say about ow they would make it right. they want your vote, but they do not want you to know their plan. that is because all they have to offer is the same prescriptiins they have haae for the last 30 years. have a surplus, ried tax cut. deficit is too high. try anotherr delay cold in on? -ptake two tax cuts, roll back a regulation, and call us in the morning. -- still a cold coming on?%+ i have cut taxes for those who need it. middle-class families, small-
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business says, but i do not believe anothhr round for tax breaks for millionaires will bring good jobs to our shores or pay down our deficit. that firing teachers or kicking students off of financial aid will grow the economy or help us compete with the scientists and after all we have been through, i do not believe that rolling back regulations on wall street will help the small businessman expand or the laid-off construction worker keep his home. we have been there, we have tried that, and we are not going back. we are moving forward, america. i wiil not pretend the path that i am offering is quickkor easy.+ i never have. you did not elect me to tell me
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what you wanted to hear. you elected me to tell you the truth. phe truth is it will take more than a few years for us to solve the challenges that have buill uppooer decades. ii require common effort and shared responsibility nd the kind of experimentation frank and roosevelt pursued during the -- franklin roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one. those of us o carry on his party's legacy should remember that not every program should be remedied by a program from washington. our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder, i am asking you to choose thht future. i am asking you to rally aaound a set of goals for your country, goals in manufacturing, enerry,
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education, national security,, and the deficit. achievable plaas that will lead to new jobs, more opportunity, and rebuild the east -- this economy on a stronger foundation. ttat is what we will do in the next four years. that is why i am running for a second term as president of thh united states. united states. we can choose a future where we export more products and outsource to were jobs. after a decade that was defined by what we are out, we are getting back to bases and making things again. the basics and making things
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again. i have met people who feared they would never build an american car. now, they cannot build thee fast enough. we built an industry that is back on the top of the world. i have worked with business leaders who are bringing jobs back to america and not because our workers make us pay but because we make better products. because we work harder and smarter than anyone else. i signed a trade agreements that are helping our companies sell more goods to millions of new customers, that are stamped with three prod worlds -- words -- chants usa]sa --- after a decade of decline, this
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country created over half a million manufacturing jobs in the last 2.5 years. -pnow, you have a choice. we can get more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas. we can give breaks to countriess that create new jobs here in the united states of america. -pwe can help big factories and small businesses double their exports. if we choose this path, we can create a million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years. you can make that happen. you can choose the future. you can choose he path where w3 after 30 years of the action, we raised fuel sanders -- standards so that by the middle of the next decade, cars and trucks will go further on less gas.
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we have doubled our use of renewable energy and thousands building when turbines and -- lasting batteries. day, more than any administration in recent+ history. the united states of america is less deppndent on foreign oil than at any time in the last two decades. now, you have a choice between progress or one that builds on it. we have opened millions of new exclamations which it explorations. i will not let oil companies in danger our coastlines or collect another $4 billion in corporate welfare from our taxpayers.
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we are offering a better path.+ we are offering a better path where we keep investing in wind and solar and clean coal. construction workers build homes and factories that weighs less energy. we develop a 100-year supply of natural gas that is beneath our feet. we can cut our oil imports in half by 2020 and support more than 600,000 new jobs in natural gas alone. yes, my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is eating our planet. climate change is not a hoax. were droughts and floods and wild fires are not a joke.
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there are threats -- they are a threat to our children's future. in the selection, you can do something about it. -- in this election, you can do something about it. you can choose a future were more americans have the chance -pto gain the skills they need o compete no matter how old they are orrhow much money they have. education was the gateway to opportunity for me. it was the gateway for michelle, for most of you. gateway to a middle-class life. for the first time in a generation, nearly every state has answered our call to raise their standards for teaching and learning. some of the worst schools in the country have made gains in math and reading. millions of students are paying
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less for college today because we took on a system that wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on banks and lenders. now, you have a choice. we can gut education or we can decide in the united states of for dreams deferred because of a crowded classroom for a crumbling school. no family should have to set aside a college acceptance letter because they do not have the money. no company should have to look for workers overseas because they could not find any with the right skills here at home. that is not our future. that is not our future. a government has the role in this, but teachers must inspire principles --. parents must instill a thirst forrlearning. students, you have to do the
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work. together, i promise you, we can out educate and out compete in the nation on earth. so help me recruit 100,000 matt and science teachers within 10 years and improved early talk of education -- math and science teachers within 10 years and imppoved early education. health workers to earn skills and their community college. help us workkwwth colleges and universities to cut in half the growth of tuition growth over the next 10 years. -pweecan meet that goal togethe. you can choose the future for america. that is our future. in a world of new threats and new chaalenges, you can choose leadership that has been tested
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and proven. four years ago, i promised to end the war in iraq.%+ we did. i promised to refocus on the terrorist who attacked us on 9/11. we have. we have blunted the taliban's in 2014, our longest war will be over. a new tower rises above the new pork skyline. alkyne is on the path to defeat. osama bin laden -- al-qaida is on the path to defeat. osama bin laden is dead. osama bin laden is dead. tonight, we pay tribute to the americans who still serve in
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harm's way. we are for ever in ddbt to a whose sacrifice has made this country safer and more respected. we will never forget you.+ we will sustain the strongest miliiary the world has ever known so long as i am commander in chief. when you take off the uniform, we will serve you as well as you have served us because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job, a route of rather head, or the care that they need when they -- a roof over their head, or the care they need when they come home. around the world, we have strengthen alliances and forge new coalitions to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. we have reasserted our powers across the pacific and set up to china from urma, to libya, to
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south sudan, we have advanced the rights and dignity of all human band -- human beings. for all of the progress we have made, challenges remain. terrorist plots must bb disrupted. year's crisis mmst be contained. -pour commitment to israel's commitment must not waver and neither should our pursuit of peace.+ the iranian government must face a world that states united against its nuclear ambitions. the assault seven across the --ab world should now, we have a choice. my opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy.
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but from all that we have seen and heard, they want to take us back to and era of blundering that cost america so dearly. we do not cause pressure on our number oneeenemy. -- you do not call rush-hour number one enemy unless you are still stuck in a cold war minor warp. you may not be ready for diplomacy in beijing if he cannot visit the olympics without insulting our closeet ally. my opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in iraq. he will not tell us how he will end the war in afghanistan. i have, and i will. while my opponent will spend
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more money onnmilitary hardware that our joint chiefs do not want, i will use the money we are no longer spending on wwre to pay down our debt and put more people back to ork, rebuilding roads, bridges, schools, because after two wars , it is time to do some nation- building right here at home. you can choose a future where we reduce our deficit without sticking it to tte middle class. independent experts say that my plan would cut our deficit by $4 trillion. last summer, i work with republicans in congress to cut a billion dollars in spending
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because those of us who believe government could be a force for good should reformate so it iss more responsive to the american people. -- reform it so it is more resppnsive to the americaa i want to reform the tax code and ask wealthier households to pay more taxes. the same rate we had one bill clinton was prrsent, when our econnmy created nearly 23 million new jobs, the biggest lot of millionaires to boot. i am the 13 beach -- reached an agreement based on the principles of my bipartisan that commission. no party has a monopoly on wisdom. no democracy work without proper rise. -- compromise. i want to get this done. when governor romney and his friends in ongress tell us we can lower our deficits by
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spending deficitt on new tax breaks for the wealthy, what did bill clinton do it? -- what did bill clinton do it -- what did bill clinton called it? you do the arithmetic. you do the math. i refuse to go along wiih it. as long as those of president, i never will. i refuse to aak middll-class families to give of their deductions for owning a home or raising their kids to pay for another millionaire's tax cuts. i refuse to ask students to ay more for college or kick children out of the head start program to eliminate health insurancc for millions of americans who are poor and elderly or disabled so those with the most can pay less. i am not going along with that.
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i will never turn medicare into a voucher. no american should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. they should retire with the care and dignity they have earned. yes, we will reforr aad stranding -- strengthen american and egyptian then medicare for the long run. -- wheat mediwe will take the re over to wall street. -- touche trenton social security, not by turning it over to wallace -- to strengthen social security, not by turningg it over to wall street. this is a chhice we now face. this is what thh election comes
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down to. over and over, we have been told by our opponents that bigger tax cuts and your regulations are the only way. since government cannot do everything, it should dd almost nothing. if you cannot afford health insurance, hope that you do not get sick. if a company releases toxic pollution into the air, that is the price of progress. if you cannot afford to start a business or go to college, or money ffom your parents -- take my opponents advice and borrow money for your parents. do you know what? that is not to we are. that is not what this country is about. as americans, we believe we are in doubt by our creator with certain unnlienable rights that no man our government can take
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away. we insist on personal responsibility and celebrate individual initiative. we are not entitled to success. we have to earn it. we honor the dreamers who have always been the driving force behind our free enterprise system, the greateet engine of growth and prosperity brought has ever knoon. we also will leave in something called citizenship. a world at the very heart of our founding. a world at the -- a word at the very essence of our democracy. the idea that this country works and we accept obligations to one day ceo paces autoworkers are enough to buy the cars they built, the -- ays his auto workers of enough to buy the
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cars they built, the country does better. when a family cannot be tricked into signing a mortgage ttey cannot afford, their family is protected and so is the value of other people's homes and so is the economy. is offered an escape from poverty by a great teacher can become the next steve jobs or the scientist who cures cancer or the president of the united states. it is in our power to give her that chance. we know that churches and charities can often make more difference than a ppverty program alone. we do not want handouts for people who refuse to help themselves. we do not want bailout for banks bad break the rules.
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we do not think the government can solve all our problems. we do not think the government is the source of all of our problems. more than our welfare research grants, corporatioos, unionss or any other group we are told to blame for our troubles. because america, we understand that this democracy is ours. we, the people, recognized that+ we have responsibilities as well as rights. our destinies are bound together. a freedom which ---which acts --
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a freedom without love or uuworthy of our founding ideals and those who died in their defense. as citizens, we understand that america is not about what can be done for us. it is about what can be done by us together, through the hard and frustrating, but necessary work of self-government. that is what we believe. the election four years ago was not about me. it was abouttyou. my fellow citizens, you were the change. you other reason there is a little girl with a heart disorder in phoenix who will ge3
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insurance company cannnt limit her car rich. you did that -- she needs because an insurance company cannot limit her coverage. you did that. you are the reason a young man in colorado who nnver thought he would be able to afford his dream of earning a medical degree will get that chance. you made that possible. you are the reason a young immigranttwho grew up here and went to school here and pledged allegiance to our flag will not be deported from the only country she has ever called home. why selfless soldiers will not be kicked out of the military because of who they are and who they love. why families have said to their loved ones who served us so greatly, welcome home. welcome home. you did that. you did that.
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you did that. if you turn away now, if you buy into tte cynicism that the channe we fought for is impossible, well, change will not happen. if you give up on the idea that your voice can make a differencc, and other voices will guilty void. people with the $10 million checks who are trying to buy this election and those who are prying to make it harder for you to vote. washington politicians who want to decide who you want to marry themselves. only you can make sure that does not happen. only you.
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have the power to move us forward. you know, i recognize that times have changed since i first spok3 times have changed, and so have have i.. yo soy no longer just a -- i am no longer just a candidate. i am the president. i am the president. 3 to send young americans into
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battles. i have held in my arms mothers and fathers of those who did not peturn. i share the pain of families who lost their homes and the frustrations of workers who have lost their jobs. if the critics are right that i have made my decision based on polls, then i must not be very good at reading. while i am a proud of what we have achieved together, i am more mindful of my own failings, knowing what lincoln meant when heesaid, i have been driven to my knees many times by the conviction that i had no pulse -- no place else to go. as i stand here tonight, i have never been more hopeful about america. not because i think i have all the answers, not because i am
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our challenges. i am hopeful because of you. the young women i met at a science fair who won national recognition for her biologg research while liviig with her family at a homeless shelter gives me hope. the auto worker who won the lottery after his plant almost close but kept coming to work every day and bought blacks for his whole town. -- flags for his whole town. the family business in more solar -- minnesota that did not lay off a single one of their 4000 employees when the recession hitt when their competitors shut down dozens of plants. wwen it meant the owner gave up perks and pay. perks and pay. they


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